In this Cannes award-winning film Anamaria Marinca gives one of the most memorable performances in recent cinema history.
She plays Otilia, a young woman who helps her university roommate Găbița to have an illegal abortion in 1987 Communist Romania. The film sends Otilia on a harrowing odyssey of tasks and trials as she tries to make the abortion happen at all costs while also pleasing her boyfriend’s demands to join a family celebration. At every step we feel her fear, rage, and desperation and marvel at the quiet determination and self-control with which she manages to see her friend and herself through this ordeal.
We're pleased to be joined by actress Anamaria Marinca for a talk after the screening, hosted by Fiona Glascott.